The Grateful Dead Performs ‘Touch Of Grey’ At Shoreline In 1990: Pro-Shot Video


The Grateful Dead released video of “Touch Of Grey” as the next installment in their All The Years Live series. The clip comes from the band’s June 16, 1990 concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountainview, California.

“Touch Of Grey” is the opening track on the Grateful Dead’s 1987 album, In The Dark. The song is GD’s most commercially successful single and their only Top 40 hit, even cracking the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 9. Dead archivist David Lemieux detailed the Grateful Dead’s performance of the song at Shoreline in 1990 in his note accompanying the video.

Read David’s notes below:

“From the excellent View From The Vault Vol. 3, featuring an opening sequence of “Let The Good Times Roll”/”Truckin'”/”Touch of Grey,” this hit song from 1987 was still very warmly received whenever it was played live,” he wrote. “Its melody and lyric were so uplifting, and today truer words could not be sung than its final refrain of ‘we will get by, we will survive.'”

Watch the Grateful Dead perform “Touch Of Grey” from Shoreline in ‘90 below:

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